This book identifies all the species one is likely to encounter, with extensive information on their structural features, distribution, and ecological associations. Superbly illustrated, including keys, it is an introduction to their biology as well as a field guide.
- Brand: Brand: Timber Press
- ASIN: 0881924393
The Social Amoebae: The Biology of Cellular Slime Molds
Noted biologist and author John Tyler Bonner has experimented with cellular slime molds for more than sixty years, and he has done more than anyone else to raise these peculiar collections of amoebae from a minor biological curiosity to a major model organism--one that is widely studied for clues to the development and evolution of all living things. Now, five decades after he published his first pioneering book on cellular slime molds, Bonner steps back from the proliferating and increasingly specialized knowledge about the organism to provide a broad, nontechnical picture of its whole biology, including its evolution, sociobiology, ecology, behavior, and development. The Social Amoebae draws the big lessons from decades of research, and shows how slime molds fit into and illuminate biology as a whole. Slime molds are very different from other organisms; they feed as individual amoebae before coming together to form a multicellular organism that has a remarkable ability to move and orient itself in its environment. Furthermore, these social amoebae display a sophisticated division of labor; within each organism, some cells form the stalk and others become the spores that will seed the next generation. In The Social Amoebae, Bonner examines all these parts together, giving a bala...
- Brand: Brand: Princeton University Press
- ASIN: 0691139393
The Curious Observer's Guide to Slime Mold of UC Santa Cruz and Beyond
In this self-described love letter to slime, naturalist, student and slime mold enthusiast Carrie Niblett provides background information, photographs, diagrams and 22 species descriptions of slime molds that can be found on the UC Santa Cruz campus and in terrestrial ecosystems around the globe. You can find slime molds occupying damp logs and creeping over leaf litter steps away from the classroom but until you picked up this book, these strange and beautiful organisms may have been hidden in plain sight. Let this guide be your companion as you take a peek into the curious world of slime molds.
- ASIN: 1725169428
Stink and the Attack of the Slime Mold
“This entry in the Stink series offers a good, simple story, along with snappy dialogue, bits of humor, and plenty of information about slime molds.” — BooklistGlip! Glop! Gloop! What looks like dog vomit, smells like a corpse flower, and stars in one of the scariest movies Stink Moody has ever seen? Slime mold! Stink may be a super science geek, but even Dr. Stinkelstein is feeling freaked out about having a slime mold living and growing in his very own room. When Stink learns that these one-celled organisms are smart enough to find their way out of mazes and gang up on food sources, he wonders if they are smart enough to take over Stink’s pets, Stink’s room, Stink himself, and . . . the world.
- Brand: CANDLEWICK
- ASIN: 0763659401
A Little Book of Slime: Everything That Oozes, from Killer Slime to Living Mold
An entertaining guide to the world's slimiest stuff. A Little Book of Slime reveals the sticky secrets of more than 30 slimy substances, from frothy frog nests to scrambled egg slime, each with its own important (if unpleasant) characteristics and functions. Magnified photos and fascinating text transform the gooiest substances on the planet into extraordinary stories of our natural world. Everything that oozes and leaves a trail of gunk lurks in the book's pages: goopy secretions of the "killer" slime plant, glistening spittle of the revolting froghopper insect, bucketsful of slime made in minutes by the most repulsive fish. Decomposing vegetables, living snot mold, phlegm and saliva. Slime is widespread. The book describes what slime is and then explores where it lingers: Slimy Stuff in Water, Slimy Stuff on Land and Other Slimy Stuff. Readers can use the "slime-ometer" to gauge stickiness, smelliness and sliminess, and Slime Alerts point out particularly slimy, scary or mind-boggling facts. A glossary supports the descriptions. Fun to read with pictures that almost drip with goo, A Little Book of Slime turns disgusting slime into a surprisingly appealing topic. Slime may look and feel revolting but it's there for a reason!
- ASIN: 1770850066
- UPC: 884806758460
Slime Mould in Arts and Architecture (River Publishers Series in Biomedical Engineering)
The slime mold Physarum polycephalum was a source of explosive growth of bioengineered hybrid sensing and computing devices in the past decade. Being in its vegetative state--the plasmodium--the slime mold configures its protoplasmic network to optimize its geometry with relation to patterns of attractants and repellents.The slime mold's adaptability, polymorphism and aestheticism inspired artists and architects. It has been seen as a self-conscious liquid form continuously changing its shape in response to external stimulation and due to interactions of thousands of micro-oscillators in its body. Elusiveness is a magic feature of the slime mold. One moment it mould gives you a solution to a mathematical problem by a shape of its body, the next moment it changes its shape and the solution disappears.Slime Mould in Arts and Architecture presents a set of unique chapters written by leading artists, architects and scientists, which resulted from creative translations of slime mold behavior into forms and sounds, unconventional investigations and sensorial experiences and the slime mold ability to remove boundaries between living and artificial, solid and fluid, science and arts. The book gives readers unique tools for: designing architectural forms and creative works; understandi...
- ASIN: 8770220727
Common Interior Alaska Cryptogams: Fungi, Lichenicolous Fungi, Lichenized Fungi, Slime Molds, Mosses, and Liverworts
With Common Interior Alaska Cryptogams, Gary A. Laursen and Rodney Seppelt offer the first field guide to cryptogams of the Denali National Park and Preserve. Useful to both lay and professional investigators, this fully illustrated compendium covers mushroom fungi, lichenized fungi, lichenicolous fungi, slime molds, mosses, and liverworts. This field guide to commonly seen cryptogams will provide a basis for understanding their vast diversity of taxa, speciation, edibility, relative abundance, and utility, as well as the ecological roles played by these organisms.
- ASIN: 1602230587
Imperial Biologists: The Imperial Family of Japan and Their Contributions to Biological Research (Springer Biographies)
This book sheds light on a little-known aspect of the Imperial family of Japan: For three generations, members of the family have devoted themselves to biological research. Emperor Showa (Hirohito) was an expert on hydrozoans and slime molds. His son, Emperor Akihito, is an ichthyologist specializing in gobioid fishes, and his research is highly respected in the field. Prince Akishino, Emperor Akihito’s son, is known for his research on giant catfish and the domestication of fowl, while Prince Hitachi, Emperor Akihito’s brother, has conducted research on cancer in animals.The book shows how they became interested in biology, how seriously they were committed to their research, what their main scientific contributions are, and how their achievements are valued by experts at home and abroad.To commemorate the 60-year reign of Emperor Showa and his longtime devotion to biology, the International Prize for Biology was founded in 1985. The prize seeks to recognize and encourage researches in basic biology. A list of winners and a summary of their research are presented in the last part of the book.The author, an eminent biologist who has given lectures to the Imperial Family, explains their research and tells the fascinating story of biology and the Imperial Family of Japan. The ...
- ASIN: 9811367558
Plants Without Leaves; Lichens, Fungi, Mosses, Liverworts, Slime-Molds, Algae, Horsetails
Sm Quarto, , PP.152, Hardcover, Pictorial Cover
- ASIN: B000H4CCFA
Smarts: computing slime molds, political primates, masterful plants, altruistic robots, amoeba machines, signals, spies, the brilliant life and ... the boundary-busting story of intelligence
Part history, part memoir, part politics, Smarts tells the stories of the brilliant men and women who are redefining what intelligence is and who or what displays it. Merging Darwin’s ideas with Alan Turing’s, they have found intelligence in everything while turning it into a process to be used. Smarts’ characters include the mysterious Turing, the infamous eugenicist Francis Galton, ethologist/psychologist Frans B.M. de Waal and his political chimpanzees, Anne E. Russon and her miming orangutans, Dario Floreano and his altruistic robots, Stefano Mancuso and his masterful plants,and engineer/philosopher Chris Eliasmith whose simulation of intelligence is as smart as the average university student and will be coming soon to a robot near you. Along the way, there are slime molds that compute, octopuses that signal in colors they cannot see, mysteries, spies, deaths, and disappearances. Smarts is a report from that dangerous front where machines are getting way too smart, and smart life is being machined. Smarts includes an extensive bibliography and index.
- ASIN: 0994051204
The Kingdom Fungi: The Biology of Mushrooms, Molds, and Lichens
The ubiquitous fungi are little known and vastly underappreciated. Yet, without them we wouldn’t have bread, alcohol, cheese, tofu, or the unique flavors of mushrooms, morels, and truffles. We can’t survive without fungi. The Kingdom Fungi provides a comprehensive look at the biology, structure, and morphological diversity of these necessary organisms. It sheds light on their ecologically important roles in nature, their fascinating relationships with people, plants, and animals, and their practical applications in the manufacture of food, beverages, and pharmaceuticals. The book includes information about “true” fungi, fungus-like creatures (slime molds and water molds), and a group of “composite” organisms (lichens) that are more than just fungi. Particular attention is given to examples of fungi that might be found in the home and encountered in nature. The Kingdom Fungi is a useful introductory text for naturalists, mycologists, and anyone who wants to become more familiar with, and more appreciative of, the fascinating world of fungi.
- Brand: Brand: Timber Press
- ASIN: 0881928917
Mythic Monsters: Molds, Slimes, and Fungi (Volume 2)
A mythic monstrous manual of the foulest fungus! The second volume in our new Mythic Monsters series, Mythic Monsters: Molds, Slimes, and Fungi brings you a dozen and one pestilential horrors and moldering monstrosities to torment your PCs! Twelve of your favorite fungi are here, updated for the mythic rules, and when we say updated we mean complete stat blocks, yes, but more than that every fungal creature has its own unique and exciting new mythic abilities, from an mythic ascomoid’s puffball avalanche to a mythic fungus queen’s battle pods and a mythic mu spore’s unstoppable titan. From the vicious vegepygmy to the virulent violet fungus, the seductive fungus queen to the colossal corruption of the mu spore, this product covers CRs from 1 to 26. In addition to a dozen familiar fungal monsters, Mythic Monsters: Molds, Slimes, and Fungi also includes rules for the fungal creature subtype as well as eight mythic fungal hazards, from the familiar green slime and yellow mold to shriekers and azure fungus! To top it all off, Mythic Monsters: Molds, Slimes, and Fungi introduces an entirely new 13th mythic fungal creature, the sublime and mysterious fairy ring, a living portal into the realms of the fey that can be a boon or bane to weary and lost travelers. The Mythic Monsters ...
- ASIN: 1492949302
Myxomycetes: Biology, Systematics, Biogeography and Ecology
Myxomycetes: Biology, Systematics, Biogeography, and Ecology is a comprehensive overview of the body of accumulated knowledge that now exists on myxomycetes. Its broad scope takes an integrated approach to the knowledge of this organismal group, considering a number of important aspects of their genetics and molecular phylogeny. It also treats myxomycetes as a distinct group from fungi, and includes molecular information that discusses the systematics and evolutionary pathways of the group. Additionally, biomedical and engineering applicability is discussed, thus expanding the audience and use of the book in a multidisciplinary context. The book provides an authoritative resource for students, researchers and educators interested in the fields of protistology, microbial ecology, molecular microbiology, biogeography, mycology, biodiversity, and evolutionary biology, and will also interest the amateur naturalist and biologist.Written in a simple, concise, and relatively non-technical style, allowing for a broad readership within biological, environmental and life science programs at academic and research institutionsContains the comprehensive body of information available on myxomycetes under one cover, with contributions from the leading authorities in their respective topicsProv...
- ASIN: 0128050896
Creeping Slime: Slime Molds (Slime-Inators & Other Slippery Tricksters)
"Animal, plant, fungus—just what kind of living thing is a slime mold? How do these slimy blobs move from place to place? And how do slime molds help clean up rotting leaves and other dead stuff in backyards and forests? In this brand-new title, learn the answers to these questions and more—and prepare to get slimed! This new Science Slam! title will introduce readers to the secret, oozy world of slime molds. The book is expertly crafted to meet early elementary and science curriculum standards, as well as introduce children to bizarre and interesting facts. Innovative, grade-appropriate activities and experiments, critical-thinking questions, and fascinating fact boxes will hold readers’ interests with a viselike grip. And, best of all, the activities are gooey and fun!"
- ASIN: 1642800600
Nature Close-Up - Slime, Mold and Fungi
Photographs by Dwight Kuhn Set off on a slime hunt; learn how to collect puffballs, lichens, and other fungi; grow your own molds and yeasts; observe and chart the growth of molds found everywhere in your home or school.
- Brand: Brand: Blackbirch Press
- ASIN: 1567111823
Animals Part 1: Bacteria, Amoeba, Sponge, Slime Mold, Fungi, Tube worm, Coral, Mollusc, Fish, Crab
This short "coffee table" picture book in English, German and French presents Bacteria, Amoeba, Sponge, Slime Mold, Fungi, Tube worm, Coral, Mollusc, Fish, Crab with pictures and facts. The interesting, basic and informative facts are short, simply written, easy to understand, entertaining and thought provoking. This book is ideal for teaching, learning and awakening interest for further study. It is also ideal for using as a language teaching aid to learn specialized vocabulary in the various languages. Dieses kurze “Wohnzimmertisch” Bilderbuch auf Englisch, Deutsch und Französisch präsentiert Bakterien, Amöben, Schwamm, Slime Schimmel, Pilze, Röhrenwurm, Koralle, Muschel, Fisch, Krabbe mit Bildern und Fakten. Die interessanten, grundlegenden und informativen Fakten sind kurz, einfach geschrieben, leicht zu verstehen, unterhaltsam und Gedanken anregend. Dieses Buch ist ideal zum Lehren, Lernen und Interessenwecken für weitere Studien. Es ist auch ideal als Hilfe beim Lernen einer neuen Sprache, um ein spezialisiertes Vokabular in den verschiedenen Sprachen zu lernen. Ce court « beau livre » d’images en Anglais, Allemand et Français présente Bactéries, Amibes, Eponge, Myxomycete, Fungi, Ver tubicole, Corail, Mollusques, Poissons, Crabes accompagnés de photos et d...
- ASIN: 149100178X
Slime Molds Microscope Slide Set
Includes 5 slides demonstrating the slime mold. Once thought to be closely related to the true fungi, slime molds are now usually classified as protists.
- Brand: Carolina Biological Supply Company
- ASIN: B005WKXA32
Teaming with Microbes: The Organic Gardener's Guide to the Soil Food Web, Revised Edition
“A breakthrough book. No comprehensive horticultural library should be without it.” —American Gardener When we use chemical fertilizers, we injure the microbial life that sustains plants, and then become increasingly dependent on an arsenal of toxic substances. Teaming with Microbes offers an alternative to this vicious circle, and details how to garden in a way that strengthens, rather than destroys, the soil food web. You’ll discover that healthy soil is teeming with life—not just earthworms and insects, but a staggering multitude of bacteria, fungi, and other microorganisms. This must-have guide is for everyone, from those devoted to organic gardening techniques to weekend gardeners who simply want to grow healthy plants without resorting to chemicals.
- Brand: Timber Press
- ASIN: 1604691131
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